Emrah Gürsel

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Racist Attitudes And Climate Denial Have a Disturbing Link We Never Knew About

Something is very wrong here.<p>The drivers behind climate change denial look to be even more complex than we thought, with new research finding …

African-American News

Emmanuel Macron's 'delicious wife' comment leaves people scratching heads

There's no doubting French President Emmanuel Macron's excellent grasp of English.<p>But given French and English share numerous words that sound …

Syrian asylum seeker turns himself in for attacking Israeli Arab posing as Jew in Berlin

A 19-year-old Syrian asylum seeker turned himself in to police Thursday after his violent attack on a man wearing a kippa in Berlin caused outrage …

This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free.

Alexandra Elbakyan is a highbrow pirate in hiding.<p>The 27-year-old graduate student from Kazakhstan is operating a searchable online database of nearly 50 million stolen scholarly journal articles, shattering the $10 billion-per-year paywall of academic publishers.<p>Elbakyan has kept herself beyond …

Man Yelling Hate Speech On Portland Train Kills Two Men Who Try To Intervene, Police Say

Two men died and another was injured Friday on a light-rail train when they tried to intervene as a man yelled "hate speech or biased language" toward two young women, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.<p>Two men were stabbed to death Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon, after …

The way you see colour depends on what language you speak

The human eye can physically perceive millions of colours. But we don’t all recognise these colours in the same way.<p>Some people can’t see differences …

What is Germany’s dual education system — and why do other countries want it? | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 06.04.2018

The German economy is powered by products sold the world over. The strength of Europe's powerhouse depends on outbound shipments. We take a look at …

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my first thoughts when I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, and encountered the spring heat was this: How did enslaved men, women and children endure day after day?<p>It was an odd thought, given that I'm a Southerner, and heat, certainly not spring heat, wouldn't ordinarily be …

Black History

Hungary’s Election Campaign Ends in a Flurry of Dirty Tricks

Reporting from Budapest this week, it was impossible not to notice that, in the run-up to Sunday’s election, the streets of the Hungarian capital …

“We Had To Stop Facebook”: When Anti-Muslim Violence Goes Viral

Extremists in Sri Lanka used Facebook to organize deadly violence against Muslims. Facebook is accused of not doing enough to prevent it.<p>DIGANA, Sri Lanka — When the Sri Lankan government temporarily blocked access to Facebook last month amid a wave of violence against Muslims, it seemed like a …

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Worried by rise of far-right groups, Canada puts millions into anti-racism effort

MONTREAL — Concerned that the tide of far-right ideology could become mainstream in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has for the first time earmarked millions of dollars in the national budget to counter racism.<p>As far-right movements have gained ground among many of …

Canada

Germany Struggles With an Unfamiliar Form of Anti-Semitism

BERLIN—Solomon Michalski loved going to his new school on a leafy Berlin street because it was vibrant and diverse, with most students from migrant families. But when the teenage grandson of Holocaust survivors let it slip that he was Jewish, former friends started hissing insults at him in class, …

A spectre is haunting Germany

According to a recent statement by Germany’s Interior Ministry, at least 950 assaults against Muslim individuals and Islamic establishments took …

German army instills new traditions to move away from troubled history

Following recent revelations of far-right extremists within its ranks, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has moved to ensure that the …

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Privacy

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Gun rights are about keeping white men on top

Gun violence is rooted in white supremacy. We can’t solve the first without understanding its connection to the second.<p>Discussions of gun “rights” in the United States usually revolve around debated interpretations of the Second Amendment. But if we truly want to understand the influence of guns in …

37 Photos That Show How Hilariously Bad Little Kids Are At Hiding

Nailed it!<p>Playing hide-and-seek is a beloved childhood tradition, but over the years, it seems kids haven’t gotten any better at hiding.<p>No one knows this better than parents. We asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community<p>for photos of their kids “hiding,” and the results are adorable and …

I'm Raising A Biracial Daughter In Japan, Where She's Surrounded By Blackface

I live in Tokyo, in a homogenous society where 98.5 percent of the population is Japanese. My wife Haruki is Japanese, and my 4-year-old daughter Kantra is the only black girl in her preschool class. I remember when the Japanese delivery nurse called her Halle Berry immediately after my wife gave …

Coard: George Washington's teeth not from wood but slaves

Ever since I began writing this Freedom’s Journal column at the Tribune back in 2015, I always wrote about upcoming events. For example, I’d write …

President's Day

Gambia announces moratorium on death penalty | Reuters

BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh.<p>Capital punishment is on the decline across …

Ukraine Headed for Perfect Storm of Demographic Decline

February 7, 2018<p>By Peter Dickinson<p>In January, the Czech government announced plans to double its annual quota for Ukrainian fast-track migrant …

Europe

Suspected poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

A suspected poacher has been killed and eaten by a pride of lions in South Africa, leaving police with just his head to identify him.<p>The man was …

South Africa

Attacks on immigrants highlight rise of fascist groups in Italy

More than 70 years after Benito Mussolini’s death, thousands of Italians are joining self-described fascist groups in a surge of support that antifascist groups blame on the portrayal of the refugee crisis, the rise of fake news and the country’s failure to deal with its past.<p>Berlusconi pledges to …

Fake News

Hindu stone temple to be built in Abu Dhabi by 2020

The first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East will be built by 2020 and hand carved by Indian artisans.<p>The first temple in Abu Dhabi …

Abu Dhabi

Israeli guides leading Holocaust tours fear prosecution over Poland's new Holocaust bill

Pupils who speak English as second language overtake native speakers, figures show

Pupils who speak English as a second language are now outperforming native speakers at GCSEs , official figures show.<p>Data released today by the Department for Education (DfE) shows that children who grow up speaking a language other than English now have a higher attainment score than their …

A Peek Inside Berlin's Queer Club Scene Before Hitler Destroyed It

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Queer Identities and Politics in Germany: A History, 1880-1945 <i>by Clayton J. Whisnant:</i><p>As early as the turn of the …

Nicky Crane: The secret double life of a gay neo-Nazi

<b>He was the British extreme right's most feared streetfighter. But almost right up to his death 20 years ago, Nicky Crane led a precarious dual existence - until it fell dramatically apart.</b><p>The skinhead gang marched in military formation down the High Street clutching iron bars, knives, staves, …

Rights & Freedoms